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Traditionally the No.1 provider of net protection (10)


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'provider of net protection' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
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(Other definitions for goalkeeper that I've seen before include "Seaman was one" , "Given, say" , "Given one of these" , "A Greek pole (anag.)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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